Chris Hadfield's New Photo Book Shows You What London Looks Like From Space

By Nick Cowen on at

All-singing all-space walking astronaut Chris Hadfield has released a new book showing readers what their home continents look like from orbit. Since most of us will never have a chance to wiggle in space above the planet, You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes is the closest we’ll ever get to having an alien’s eye view of our home world.

The 208 page book is a collection of photographs Hadfield took while in orbit above the globe while in the International Space Station. It’s available right now on Amazon for £9 in hardcover and £7.79 for the Kindle version.

Some folk have already pointed out that the pictures in Hadfield’s book are public domain anyway, but it’s nice to have them all in one place and it could make a nice present for any stargazers you have in your life. Besides, the proceeds are going to charity, so send a couple of quid star-wards. [Amazon via PetaPixel]